partition not showing correct amount



One of my partitions is not showing the size it is. When I use fdisk, it shows correctly as 22GB, but in Windows it shows 5.5GB. I thought it was my windows, so I dumped a ghost image onto it and this new Windows also says the wrong size. Anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it without formatting and re-partitioning?


first off, did this just start doing this or is it a new drive for you?

I have seen this once before. It was when I played with my bios settings for my hard drive. I had switched my translation methods around for my hard drive: LBA, Large, and normal. If you have messed with these settings, this is probably it. Hint: ensure your bios hard drive/EIDE settings are set to "auto".

Try checking all of your jumper settings and ensure they are correct.

Next I would try to delete all partitions on the drive and rebuild the partition table since you have an image. With an image, this will take no time.

Hope this helps!


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